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Democracy in Latin America (Paperback)
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Democracy in Latin America (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 08/09/2016
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Democracy in Latin America 3e examines processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition provides a widespread view of political transformation throughout the entire region. In clear and jargon-free prose, the book: Traces the origins and evolution of democracy in Latin America, Examines the adoption and reform of electoral institutions, Assesses the policy performance of contemporary democracies, Explores the political representation of women, workers, and indigenous peoples, Evaluates trends in public opinion, and Reveals the prevalence of "illiberal democracy." Adroitly blending qualitative and quantitative approaches, Democracy in Latin America 3e offers an innovative view of the "dialectic" of democratic change in Latin America. This interpretation draws upon new material concerning the rise of the "new Left," the relationship between social status and satisfaction with democracy, the effectiveness of antipoverty policies, changing roles of the judiciary, and the impact of the international environment. Readability is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous photographic illustrations and brief "boxes" with portraits of personalities, explanations about methodology, and comments on conceptual approaches.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190611347
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 19 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
I can hardly imagine a better way to combine a great narrative of the political development in the region with empirical evidence supporting each point that the author makes. The book should be the standard textbook for undergraduates and graduate politics interested on democratization and Latin American politics. * Francisco Cantu, University of Houston *
This is a high-quality textbook with no glaring errors or horrible problems. * Melody Ellis Valdini, Portland State University *
This is the second year I have used this book and will continue to use it in the foreseeable future. It is the best analysis of the state of democracy in Latin America. I would indeed recommend it to anyone teaching a course on Latin America with at least some focus on democracy. I would describe it as-the best book on democracy in Latin America. I would also add that it is a very accessible text for undergraduates that is certain to spark conversations in the classroom. * Philip Mauceri, SUNY - New Paltz *

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